Get used to not pleasing everyone

As hard as we may work in our roles as educational leaders, to some it will not be enough. We will make 1000's of decisions, some are popular and some maybe less so. Certain parts of our job we may have no control over, yet the buck may stop with us. We may endeavour to... Continue Reading →

Circumvention without a conversation – what it means for school leaders

Going around someone in order to ensure that something gets done is not uncommon in most workplaces, including schools. Yet it can create significant issues for school culture and challenges for school leaders wherever they may be in the hierarchy of operations. People circumvent when they feel the person in front of them is blocking... Continue Reading →

Putting values first in education

One of my favourite quotes is: “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.” from D.L.Moody. Our character is very much defined by our values and, based on this, we have a responsibility to put values at the forefront of every child's education. The news that we are fed... Continue Reading →

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